NEW Whimsical Owl Painting & Taking Chances

Original Painting (SOLD)
Prints available in my etsy shop

whenever i paint, i like to be brave and take chances. and i know that's exactly what i'm doing when i choose to use bleeding art tissue paper on my first layer. 

i love working with bleeding art tissue and i know better than to use it on the top part of my painting, where i know i will add my character's face. yet sometimes, once i brush on my vintage top coat, the bleeding art tissue paper blends in really unexpected, undelightful ways...like spreading onto my owls' face and undefiniing it's body.

the good thing is, i'm always prepared for beautiful mistakes. even when they don't seem so beautiful at first. 

once my top coat dried, and i noticed the colors from my bleeding art tissue had spread a bit too much onto my character, i added a few layers of white to redefine my owl. this took a lot of patience and i added the white very slowly to be sure i didn't overwork my piece and further ruin it.

but little by little, a new owl came into view. the wing puffed up a bit more and she got those lovely dots above her eyes and around her head. and now i couldn't imagine this fancy white owl any other way. 

Original Painting (SOLD)
Prints available in my etsy shop
this little white owl is all about having the faith to take chances, to honor your truest desires, and to give thanks both for yourself and all experiences, knowing that WITH GRATITUDE, HOPE GROWS.


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  1. Wow,Awesome creativity dear!!I think you are very good and graceful on your job.I'm feeling proud to call you genius.I want to ask you some information about body art painting.Please help me about this.
    Body Paint

  2. wow! what a cute owl!!! i love your blog!

  3. very brave and oh, so gorgeous. Inspired*


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